Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

About the course

Many people find it helpful and empowering to seek the support of counselling at some point in their lives. People in any situation could benefit from counselling, and those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve personal well-being.

This qualification focusses on key counselling skills to enable you to provide support wherever it is required. The course provides you with an understanding of various theoretical approaches, as well as covering the importance of a counselling relationship and helpful interaction techniques.

Who will Benefit from the Course

This course does not qualify you to practice as a counsellor, but is suitable for those who wish to increase their understanding of counselling skills and techniques in order to engage in helpful interaction appropriately. You could use this knowledge to complement an existing role, or as a basis for continued study to attain a qualification in this sector.

Learning Method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This Course is Available:

• Online

The online course is available on The Skills Network’s online learning platform, EQUAL, online learning with a difference. EQUAL features:

• Exciting and engaging content

• Interactivity - featuring videos and games to enhance learning

• Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course

What you will Learn

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Using Counselling Skills

Unit 2: Introduction to Counselling Skills Theories

Unit 3: Diversity and Ethics in the use of Counselling Skills

Unit 4: Counselling Skills and Personal Development

Benefits

• Gain a nationally recognised qualification

• Improve your counselling skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry

• Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study

• Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed

About our Online Adult Skills Courses

In partnership with The Skills Network, our Online Training courses allow a more flexible learning experience when compared to face-to-face classroom study. Our range of courses are perfect if you are looking to develop a career in health and/or well-being alongside any commitments that you may have. As with all of our Funded Adult Skills courses, you may be entitled to have your fees fully or partially funded. 

Some of the courses may require paper-based learning materials. Please allow between 5-7 working days for these to arrive after your enrollment. Once confirmed you will receive an automated email to access your learning materials through our EQUAL system.

Looking to receive funding to study an Adult Skills course?

Find out if you meet the criteria to receive either full or partial AEB funding by downloading our AEB Funding Application Form. Once completed, email the form to the Adult Skills Team